FDA Approves Restylane

restylane for wrinklesOn December 12, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Restylane®, an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic filler made of a biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar based substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin.

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, the Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and Board Certified Dermatologist commented “Restylane is probably the most exciting non-surgical advancement in wrinkle reduction and cosmetic facial rejuvenation today. While there are numerous injectable fillers on the market (such as collagen and many others), many of them have their drawbacks ranging from allergic reactions to short life spans. Restylane is very safe and natural”. Continue reading FDA Approves Restylane